Unlike other generations, the generation I grew up in has always had practical and affordable computers. Although they were not as fast as they are now, they did things in seconds, that took other generations minutes, to even hours. That instant gratification has caused problems for kids in my generation, but the positives of it, […]
Whether they tackle tough topics or inspire better learning habits, these sites prompt readers to think, question, and engage.
Listening to jazz as I grieve my father’s death.
Euphoria | Jayne Lockwood Jayne Lockwood has a new queer sci-fi book out: Blurb It might take the arrival of an alien being to remind an isolated man what it means to be human. With a stressful job, his boss breathing down his neck for profitable results, and an estranged wife and daughter, scientist Kurt […]
From the “garbage in, doomsday out” department. Apocalypse by 2040? Shock as MIT computer model predicts END DATE for civilisation An apocalyptic computer model, processed by one of the world’s largest computers in 1973, has predicted the end of civilization by 2040. The prediction came from a programme nicknamed World One, which was developed by […]
Why do we love (and fear, and kill) polar bears with so much intensity?
At Undark, Amy Maxmen follows the archaeologists and scientists who are racing to document what’s left of the ancient African civilization of Nubia.
Writer and historian Ann Foster takes us on in-depth Tudor time travels, picking apart convoluted family trees and 16th-century political intrigue with ease and wit.
For the last several years I’ve worked from two computers. One is a desktop computer that consumes my long-standing desk; the other a laptop that, when not traveling with me, sits on a long table I set up for my writing. I not uncommonly switch back and forth between the two, literally spinning my chair […]
Librarian Deb Baker rejects a recent op-ed calling for Amazon to replace public libraries: “Libraries are often the only egalitarian spaces in American communities, radically welcoming of everyone who comes through their doors.”
On Track Of course I have lots of pictures of trains, hundreds in fact, but most of them were taken when we used film cameras, some are even on slide film. I’ll try to find some on the computer that I haven’t shared before or at least not too often. I have again used Adobe […]